Cytogenetic analysis of three species of Pseudacteon (Diptera, Phoridae) parasitoids of the fire ants using standard and molecular techniques

@inproceedings{Chirino2009CytogeneticAO,
  title={Cytogenetic analysis of three species of Pseudacteon (Diptera, Phoridae) parasitoids of the fire ants using standard and molecular techniques},
  author={M{\'o}nica G Chirino and Patricia Julia Folgarait and Lawrence E. Gilbert and Silvia Beatriz Lanzavecchia and Alba Graciela Papeschi},
  booktitle={Genetics and molecular biology},
  year={2009}
}
Pseudacteon flies, parasitoids of worker ants, are being intensively studied as potentially effective agents in the biological control of the invasive pest fire ant genus Solenopsis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). This is the first attempt to describe the karyotype of P. curvatus Borgmeier, P. nocens Borgmeier and P. tricuspis Borgmeier. The three species possess 2n = 6; chromosomes I and II were metacentric in the three species, but chromosome pair III was subtelocentric in P. curvatus and P… CONTINUE READING